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Thirty-Weather

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7E-Henry-Fire


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TAPE#97-84
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Authorities say a wood burning stove, which was improperly installed started a fire that claimed the lives of six family members in Henry County.
72- year- old Garnett Via and his wife Alice were killed.
Their 33- year- old grandson Jerry Lluan (loo-WAHN') Via and three great grandchildren- nine- year- old India Manns, six- year- old Johntae Manns and four- year- old D'Angelo Terry also died.
Tina Tenret reports.
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7E-Carroll-County


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TAPE#97-87
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Good news for job seekers in Carroll County.
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Magnolia Manufacturing Company is planning to open a second facility in the Carroll County Industrial Park, this spring.
The 17- million dollar investment by Magnolia's sister company is expected to create about 40- jobs.
The new plant, named Parkdale's Mountain Air Spinning, will manufacture products used in weaving cloth.
Virginia competed against North and South Carolina-- in sealing the deal.
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7E-Ingersoll-Rand


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TAPE#97-80
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The outlook is not so bright in Roanoke county.
Ingersoll-Rand officials say 39 managerial positions will be cut.
Ingersoll-Rand is consolidating its rock drill and rotary drill operations.
Company officials say the job cuts will improve their financial performance.
The move will reduce the plants labor force to 360.
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7E-First-Union


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TAPE#97-74
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Many people are speculating on the effect of First Union's history making buyout.
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First Union says its acquisition of CoreStates, a Philadelphia bank, will create a regional "powerhouse."
The buyout makes First Union the biggest bank on the East Coast, with more than 27-hundred branches.
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((EDWARD CRUTCHFIELD/FIRST UNION CEO:WE'LL HAVE EXPANDED POWER, QUITE FRANKLY, TO SERVE OUR CUSTOMERS. AND I BELIEVE WE'LL BE ABLE TO DO THIS SEAMLESSLY FROM CONNECTICUT SOUTH TO KEY WEST, FLORIDA.))
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At a Philadelphia press conference, the C-E-O's of both banks warned about layoffs in the Northeast.
But a local banking expert said the Roanoke area should not be worried about losing jobs.
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SOT 14:17:38
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((JOHN CLARKE/CATAWBA CAPITAL: WE WILL NOT SEE THAT HERE BECAUSE CORESTATES IS BASED IN THE PHILADELPHIA GEOGRAPHIC AREA.))
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First Union is paying 16-billion dollars in stock to buy CoreStates.
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Taking a look at your Thursday forecast... We'll see a warm-up compared to earlier this week, with mostly sunny skies and high temperatures in the upper 50's to low 60's.
Tonight looks cloudy with lows in the 30's.
And taking a look ahead...
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7BIRTHDAYS!11/21/97
Friday:

SUPER=130-1/Justin Stewart/Fairlawn;



SUPER=130-1/Anthony Yost/Lynchburg;



SUPER=130-/Dave Jones/Goodview;



SUPER=130-96/Bertie Hubbard/Meadows of Dan;



SUPER=130-2/Ashli Adams/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-/Ricky Price/Blacksburg;



SUPER=130-2/Morgan Underwood/Glade Hill;



SUPER=130-40/Rebecca Lambert/Narrows;


Saturday:

SUPER=130-66/Lessie Hall/Bassett;



SUPER=130-12/Heather Conner/Buena Vista;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-35th/Mr. & Mrs. Carrington Petty/Vernon Hill;



SUPER=130-2/Chase Haynes/Eagle Rock;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-50th/Clarence & Kathleen Jennings/Christiansburg;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-50th/Bob & Helen Testerman/Vinton;



SUPER=130-/Myrna Richardson/Gretna;



SUPER=130-86/Annie George/Gretna;



SUPER=130-3/Heather Kesler/Hardy;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-53/Jerry Wilkins/Alexandria;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-/Richard & Reva Bratton/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-/Dena Cooper/Snow Creek;



SUPER=130-/Virgie Barbour/Snow Creek;



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55FIRE-HENRY


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A faulty wood stove is being blamed for the worst fire ever in Henry County.
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Early yester morning fire erupted at a home near Bassett as six family members slept.
By the time firefighters arrived the log house's floor was starting to cave in.
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SUPER=01-Rodney Howell/Henry Co. Fire Marshal;
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It took the fire crews five hours to contain the blaze which started just after midnight.
The victims include Garnett Via Sr. and his wife Alice, both in their 70s; a grandson, 33-year-old Jerry Via; and three great-grandchildren of the elderly couple.
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55S-First-Union


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TAPE#97-74
GRAPHIC=First Union


First Union officials say their multi-billion dollar deal have little impact here in Roanoke.
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The Charlotte-based bank is paying 16-billion to buy out CoreStates, a bank headquartered in Philadelphia.
News of a First Union buyout always gets attention here because the bank is a major employer in Roanoke.
When First Union acquired Signet bank earlier this year, some management positions were transferred to Richmond.
This time, local banking experts say any job cuts will come from CoreStates' headquarters.
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((JOHN CLARKE/CATAWBA CAPITAL: WE WILL NOT SEE THAT HERE BECAUSE CORESTATES IS IN A PHILADELPHIA GEOGRAPHICAL AREA.))
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The buyout makes First Union the biggest bank company on the East Coast.
John Clarke compared First Union to a football team beefing up its roster.
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((JOHN CLARKE/CATAWBA CAPITAL: FIRST UNION HAS GONE OUT AND BOUGHT SOME WIDE RECEIVERS IN THE FORM OF CORESTATES. THEY'VE FILLED IN THEIR PUZZLE. THEY'VE GOTTEN WHAT THEY NEED TO BE A DOMINANT PLAYER ON THE EAST COAST.))
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First Union's headquarters will remain in Charlotte.
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55E-Carroll-County


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A company expansion in Caroll County means more jobs.
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Magnolia Manufacturing Company is planning to open a second facility in the Carroll County Industrial Park, this spring.
The 17- million dollar investment by Magnolia's sister company is expected to create about 40- jobs.
The new plant, named Parkdale's Mountain Air Spinning, will manufacture products used in weaving cloth.
Virginia competed against North and South Carolina-- in sealing the deal.
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55E-Ingersoll-Rand


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
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TAPE#97-80
GRAPHIC=layoffs


Meanwhile in Roanoke County, layoffs are on the horizon.
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Ingersoll-Rand officials say 39 managerial positions will be cut.
Ingersoll-Rand is consolidating its rock drill and rotary drill operations.
Company officials say the job cuts will improve their financial performance.
The move will reduce the plants labor force to 360.
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55S-Sara-Lee


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NEWSCAST=Morn
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And, some changes as a Hillsville plant.
Some new owners are taking over the Sara Lee Sewing plant.
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In January, it will becomethe Hillsville Apparel Corporation.
A spokeswoman for Sara Lee said most of the 510 people employed there will work for the new owners.
Slower than expected sales forced Sara Lee to sell the operation.
The plant will continue making T shirts, sweatshirts and fleece clothing.
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55weather


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Let's shift our focus now to weather--
Mostly sunny today, with pleasant highs around 60.
Becoming cloudy tonight, with lows in the upper 30s.
The four day outlook is wet...with showers starting tomorrow.
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8FIRE-HENRY


ANCHOR=Melanie
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GRAPHIC=fatal fire


Officials say an improperly installed wood burning stove is what caused the worst fire ever in Henry County, killing six people.
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VO-NAT
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Early yesterday morning fire erupted at a home near Bassett the six family members slept.
By the time firefighters arrived the log house's floor was starting to cave in.
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SUPER=01-Rodney Howell/Henry Co. Fire Marshal;
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It took the fire crews five hours to contain the blaze which started just after midnight.
The victims include Garnett Via Sr. and his wife Alice, both in their 70s; a grandson, 33-year-old Jerry Via; and three great-grandchildren of the elderly couple.
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8E-First-Union


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#97-74
GRAPHIC=First Union


First Union is showing even more strength in the banking industry--
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape


The company says its acquisition of CoreStates, a Philadelphia bank, will create a regional "powerhouse."
The buyout makes First Union the biggest bank on the East Coast, with more than 27-hundred branches.
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((EDWARD CRUTCHFIELD/FIRST UNION CEO:WE'LL HAVE EXPANDED POWER, QUITE FRANKLY, TO SERVE OUR CUSTOMERS. AND I BELIEVE WE'LL BE ABLE TO DO THIS SEAMLESSLY FROM CONNECTICUT SOUTH TO KEY WEST, FLORIDA.))
SUPER=01-Edward Crutchfield/First Union CEO;
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VO-NAT


At a Philadelphia press conference, the C-E-O's of both banks warned about layoffs in the Northeast.
But a local banking expert said the Roanoke area should not be worried about losing jobs.
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((JOHN CLARKE/CATAWBA CAPITAL: WE WILL NOT SEE THAT HERE BECAUSE CORESTATES IS BASED IN THE PHILADELPHIA GEOGRAPHIC AREA.))
SUPER=01-John Clarke/Catawba Capital;
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First Union is paying 16-billion dollars in stock to buy CoreStates.
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8E-Carroll-County


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-87
GRAPHIC=NONE


Not a bank, but a manufacturer is giving Carroll county an economic boost.
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Magnolia Manufacturing Company is planning to open a second facility in the Carroll County Industrial Park, this spring.
The 17- million dollar investment by Magnolia's sister company is expected to create about 40- jobs.
The new plant, named Parkdale's Mountain Air Spinning, will manufacture products used in weaving cloth.
Virginia competed against North and South Carolina-- in sealing the deal.
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8E-VCU-Protest


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-70
GRAPHIC=Education


Some college students are upset that black studies is being removed from their curriculum.
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Students at Virginia Commonwealth University say the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia -- or SCHEV -- was out of control when it vetoed a new African American Studies major.
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((TIANA NELSON/VCU STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT: SCHEV, YOU CAN TAKE THIS DECISION AND SCHEV IT!))
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((OTHER UNIVERSITIES SHOULD BE SCARED THAT THIS COULD HAPPEN TO THEIR UNIVERSITY.))
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Recently retired State Council director Gordon Davies called the rejection of the major "deplorable."
But the State Council member who led the fight against the major calls the proposed courses "divisive" and "racist."
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((JEFF BROWN/SCHEV: I KNOW THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF GRIEF ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT WE SHOULD LOOK AT IT CLOSELY, BUT I'M REALLY GLAD THAT WE DID BECAUSE IF YOU LOOK AT WHAT'S REALLY BEING TAUGHT, WELL IF THERE'S CAUSE FOR ME TO BRISTLE, THAT'S WHERE I WOULD BRISTLE. You think it's racist. I DO. I DO. I THINK THERE ARE A LOT OF AREAS OF THIS MAJOR WHICH, YOU KNOW, ARE -- I LISTEN TO OTHER PEOPLE TALK ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE BEING RACIST AND THEN I READ THIS AND I SAY WELL HOW IS THIS ANY DIFFERENT?))
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Brown says many of the courses are already offered at the school under other majors.
V-C-U's Board of Visitors is still deciding whether to appeal the decision.
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8weather


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Time now to peek at the Thursday forecast--
Expect sunny weather again today, with mild temperatures around 60.
Clouding up by tonight, with lows in the upper 30s.
In the extended forecast..showers likely for tomorrow and Saturday.
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